For KDE font/gui size issues after switching to NVIDIA driver, I found the following post:

It’s a nvidia thing lol I had the same issue and never even noticed it until one day I gave the free noveau drivers a try and everything looked way better and smaller. For some reason nvidia sets/forces my DPI to I believe 120, anyways it’s really easy to solve.

Open the nvidia.conf file in your text editor

sudoedit /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf

Then edit or add the option DPI under the screen display sub section and disable UseEdidDpi.

To make things easier here is what I have under my “Screen” section which now forces the use of 96 for dpi scaling.

Section “Screen”
    Identifier “Screen0”
    Device “Device0”
    Monitor “Monitor0”
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection “Display”
        Depth 24
        Option “UseEdidDpi” “False”
        Option “DPI” “96×96”
    EndSubSection
EndSection

I hope this helps you as it did for me.

Ubuntu is so lucky… It has a birthday every six months!  Happy 12.10 birthday Ubuntu!  I’ve got it installed and running on my computer, but I really haven’t gotten much chance to play around with it as I’ve been at work or grocery shopping.  I have managed to find a nice, little bug in the proprietary nvidia graphics driver installer.  Other than that, I haven’t really done a whole lot with it.  Patience, patience…

Later this month, both of the operating systems that I use will release upgraded versions.  I use both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 right now.  Windows 8 will be coming out on October 26th, and Ubuntu 12.10 is scheduled to come out October 18th.  I’m getting excited.  I’m looking forward to Ubuntu 12.10, though I’m a little leary about Windows 8.  I’m not sure I’m going to like it, but I have been playing with Windows Server 2012 in a Virtual Machine.  So far, it seems okay.  Maybe I’ll download the Windows 8 evaluation to use in a VM as well…

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I’ve decided to switch from Ubuntu to Debian Unstable.  A couple of years back I used to use Debian exclusively, but I got a little bored with it because it always worked!  Well, I’m kind of tired of Ubuntu’s graphical issues and the strange decisions Canonical makes (though I do kind of like Unity).  I’ve made the switch to Debian and have both Gnome Shell and KDE installed.  I tend to use Gnome Shell more, and am actually starting to like it.  There are no graphical problems like Unity had (Compiz always gave me problems, even before Unity).  I think I’m pretty happy with the switch!

I’ve been using Ubuntu 11.10 for a while now.  So far it seems okay.  It has a lot of improvements over 11.04.  The main problem that I have is that sometimes, especially when switching users, the system fails to switch to the GUI properly.  It normally isn’t a problem for me, as I know most of the shortcuts like Ctrl-Alt-F8 and stuff, but it isn’t good for my wife.  I hope that problem gets taken care of in 12.04.